Knowing the Gods Are Real is Not What Makes Them Real

Expanding our understanding of reality beyond the literal is a good and necessary thing. Interconnections are how we know something is real, as opposed to taking someone else’s word for it. But they are not what makes something real. [Read more…]

A Druid Method

Each Druid order defines Druidry in their own way and I have no desire to challenge their structures. But I see a method for creating a Druidry that is both authentic and powerful, where ever we are. [Read more…]

Incorporating Animism into our Paganism

Animism is not a religion. It’s a foundational concept of many religions, one that both Nature-centered Pagans and Deity-centered Pagans would do well to consider. If the animist worldview is correct – and I believe it is – what does that mean for how we live our lives? [Read more…]

Owning Land in an Animist World

We can own land, at least in a limited sense of the term. But owning land does not give us absolute control over it. Rather, it increases our ability and our responsibility to care for the land like the living, inspirited being it is. [Read more…]

The Non-Negotiables of My Religion

There are three non-negotiables in my religion. If I abandoned or significantly changed any of these three concepts, I would be practicing a different religion. [Read more…]

Lessons From a Broken Flower

Something that could have been beautiful tried to rise too far too fast without the support it needed, and now it is no more. [Read more…]

The Magic of Wild Places

My Paganism, my Druidry, and even my polytheism have roots in the wild. There is magic in wild places. [Read more…]

Intuitive Animism

Animism provides a framework for an inspirited and enchanted world, a world where everything you see and sense is not a thing, but a person worthy of your respect and capable of entering into a reciprocal relationship with you – if that person so chooses. [Read more…]